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Reconstructed face of St. Martin de Porres.

7 fascinating facts about St. Martin de Porres, the first black saint of the Americas

Nov 3, 2021

By Francesca Pollio

On Nov. 3, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of St. Martin de Porres, a Peruvian Dominican brother who lived... Read more

Assumption of the Virgin Mary, fresco painting in San Petronio Basilica in Bologna, Italy.

The fascinating history of the feast of Mary's Assumption

Aug 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

Today, Catholics around the world mark the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, commemorating the end of her earthly life... Read more

Mary holding Jesus.

On feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis points to Mary’s trust in God

Dec 8, 2018

By Courtney Mares

On the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to imitate Mary’s deep trust and openness to God... Read more

Pope Francis prays the Angelus with pilgrims in St Peter's Square Jan. 10, 2016.

Our task is to make the Gospel accessible, Pope Francis says

May 28, 2017

By Elise Harris

On the Feast of the Ascension, Pope Francis said that when Jesus rose into heaven, he entrusted his Church with... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Milan on the Feast of the Annunciation of Mary on March 25, 2017.

On Annunciation, Pope says God still seeks hearts like Mary

Mar 25, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of the Annunciation in Milan, telling mass-goers that even today God is still searching for... Read more

Icon of St. John Paul II in Santa Maria Church (Sant'Egidio community) in Rome.

John Paul II 'taught me how to be a person,' secretary recounts

Oct 28, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Saint John Paul II’s deep love for the world and for God continues to inspire people today to draw near... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Dec. 4, 2013

Pope: Presentation of Jesus joins young, old

Feb 2, 2014

Pope Francis’ Sunday homily reflected on the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, noting how the event shows both young... Read more

Pope Francis touches a statue of Our Lady of Fatima at an Oct. 12 vigil in St. Peter's Square.

Pope says Mary's whole existence is 'yes' to God

Dec 8, 2013

On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis focused his Sunday Angelus message on the importance of Mary as... Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowds outside the Basilica of St. John Lateran on April 7, 2013.

Pope blesses Hungarians on national feast day

Aug 20, 2013

Pope Francis sent a message to the president and citizens of Hungary today, praying for the nation as it celebrates... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI at the Oct. 24, 2012 Wednesday general audience.

Pope: saints connect us with eternity, fullness of life

Nov 1, 2012

Pope Benedict said that the solemnity of All Saints should help people reflect on the link between the Church on... Read more